The Final Curtain in 2019

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Sadly, 2019 saw the passing of quite a few magic heavyweights, among them

Simon Aronson

John Cornelius

Piet Forton

Anthony Owen

Eddy Taytelbaum

Johnny Thompson

Don Wayne

And let’s not forget our past masters Eugene Burger († 2017) and Ricky Jay († 2018).

Thank you for your wonderful magic, your creative talent, your generosity in teaching, helping and sharing, and for lifting and advancing the adorable art of magic!

May you all rest in eternal peace.


 

Fooling Houdini etc.

Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini

Marketing question: If I ever happen to fool Joshua Jay, who fooled Simon Aronson, who fooled Dai Vernon, who fooled Harry Houdini – how can I use that in marketing?

Answer: I guess I would market myself as “The man who fooled J. Jay who fooled Aronson who fooled Vernon who fooled Houdini.” Would take a pretty long business card, though.


Addendum: I’ve been mulling over a shorter version: Were I not just another man then who incidentally fooled, umm, Houdini? Please advise.


Another Addendum added: If I ever manage to meet Daryl and fool him with a trick or two, I will start advertising myself as “the magicians’ magician’s magician”!